Sep 10, 2010 2:00am EDT
the fire chief haynes there, he explained to us there was an explosion in the area, that units responded. he said it looked like a broken gas line. they don't know that for sure. 53 homes he said have been is a vees veerl damaged. 120 have been fire damaged. one confirmed fatality at this stage. seven people have been injured. they won't know until a little later, they'll have to wait until friday afternoon for a full search to see if there are casualties. let's listen to what the mayor said a little earlier. >> terrible terrible tragedy has fallen on our city this afternoon. our main concern making sure our citizens are safe. we're trying to do that right now, outreach. we have red croshere. we're interviewing as many people as we can from the affected area. >> all right, listening there to san bruno mayor jim ruane. i want to go to dan simon now who is there at the scene, and dan, you've been following this. it's extraordinary when you look at these aerial shots of what's happening on the ground that there's been only one confirmed death. >> yeah, i mean, look this happened just after
Sep 9, 2010 10:00pm EDT
, thanks very much. thanks for joining us. breaking news, the little-known pastor whose plan to burn korans sparked an american fire around the world. he canceled his plans but tonight it's possible he hasn't. the latest in the bizarre back and forth of the last few hours and how this little pastor has somehow inserted himself in the controversy over the mosque and islamic center near ground zero. the democratic congressman who says the health plan is for people to, quote, die soon. most controversial member of his party is up for re-election. we'll take you in "360 politics under pressure." >>> facing the makings of republican tidal wave. are democrats running away from and in some cases running against the obama policies, some that they voted for? >>> we begin with the breaking news, the koran burning planned for 9/11 that was canceled today after a series of twists and turns, involving everyone from defense secretary gates to donald trump could be back on again. that's the breaking news tonight. only the obscure florida preacher knows for sure. only thing we learned for sure is that he i
Sep 10, 2010 1:00am EDT
explosion and dan simon is on the scene. why are you able to tell us? >> reporter: we were near what we believe was ground zero and it was just total devastation. there were many homes level them from us. fire crews dealing with very first flames. we believe this fire was caused by some kind of gas explosion and the explosion was so fierce that we saw pieces of concrete 100 yards away from ground zero. it was unbelievable. this is going to be a long night for firefighters. originally, rose mary, there were reports that a plan may have crashed into the hillside here in san bruno. those reports were false. when you got to the scene, you can understand why some people were under that impression because it looked like something had gone down here. it was that began that massive. as you said, we are dealing with at least one fatality but the fact that it happened just after 6:00 local time when people were coming home from work, strong odds that you will be seeing more people injured and perhaps more fatalities. >> that is the tragedy of this story. you mentioned that the thinking that this
Sep 10, 2010 5:00am EDT
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